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BIB 2010 ONLINE Scripture & Interpretation: Bible Study Guidelines

This guide is designed for the students taking the online version of BIB 2010 Scripture & Interpretation

How to Get Started

  1. Choose your passage and read it through several times to determine what words and concepts you need to study in more depth.
  2. Using the links in the Word Study tab of this guide:  Start with word searches to determine how a specific word is used in your passage 
    1. Use a concordance to see what Hebrew or Greek word was used and what other Bible passages used the same word -- remember that different translations of the Bible use different words -- the online concordances are older and based on the King James translation.
    2. Look at the other passages that use that same Hebrew or Greek word to see if you can gain any further insight into the use and meaning of that word
    3. Look up the word in the Exhaustive Dictionary of Biblical Words for more, in-depth meaning. 
    4. Try other translations of your passage to see how the word you chose is used in those English translations.
  3. Using the Reference Resources tab of this guide:  Find background information about your passage 
    1. Bible encyclopedias will give info about locations and people mentioned in a passage as well as important concepts (like Garden of Eden, Ephesus, Philippi, or books of the Bible.)
    2. Bible dictionaries will also give more info about concepts and important words in the passage (like temptation, transgression, humility)   
  4. Using the Commentaries tab of this guide:  After you have really studied the passage and developed some ideas of your own about the passage and what was being written to the audience, find the opinions of others by looking commentaries.  Consult more than one commentary as not all scholars agree on the meaning of a passage.

Jer. 31:27-40 Suggested help

See general encyclopedias and dictionaries listed under Gen. 3: 1-9 on this page.

Commentaries  -- More can be found by searching LancerQuest for "Jeremiah commentaries" and limit to ebooks.

Genesis 3:1-19 Suggested helps

Commentaries  -- More can be found by searching LancerQuest for "Genesis commentaries" and limit to ebooks.

John 2:1-12 Suggested helps

See general encyclopedias and dictionaries listed under Gen. 3: 1-9 on this page.

Commentaries  -- More can be found by searching LancerQuest for John gospel commentaries and limit to ebooks.

Psalm 51 Suggested helps

See general encyclopedias and dictionaries listed under Gen. 3: 1-9

Commentaries - more can be found by searching LancerQuest Psalms commentaries

Eph. 2:1-10 & Phil. 2:1-11 Suggested helps

See general encyclopedias and dictionaries listed under Gen. 3: 1-9 on this page.

Commentaries  -- More can be found by searching LancerQuest for ephesians commentaries  or philippians commentaries and limit to ebooks.

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